Professor Manying Ip
Emeritus professor Manying Ip 叶宋曼瑛 CNZM came to New Zealand in 1974 from Hong Kong.
With her strong classical Chinese education at home and colonial English education at school, she grew up sharply aware of the challenges of being cross-cultural.
She is Professor in Asian Studies at Auckland University and the author of several critically acclaimed books on Chinese in New Zealand.
Dr Ip is a respected advocate for Chinese communities living in New Zealand, and is a sought-after commentator on Asian issues. She was awarded a Suffrage Centennial Medal in 1993. In 2008, she was elected Fellow of the New Zealand Academy of Humanities (FNZAH) in recognition of her outstanding scholarship. In 2009, she was inducted into the Royal Society of New Zealand and became FRSNZ. In 1996, Dr Ip received an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit (ONZM) and in 2018 she was named a Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit (CNZM).